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Old 02-19-06, 07:00 PM
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What are your favorite shows off Archive.org?

And which mainstreet artist does the set most represent?

I'll go first. Anything by Matisyahu. Simply amazing. The story of Passover sung by a Hassidic Jew to reggae beats. That's one guy I'd like to have at my Seder table
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Now finally a subject I would like to throw some insight into. I am a big archive.org fan.

Andrew Bird - 10-02-2001 (Best sound quality with Nora O'Connor). Also the 06-02 show since it has Trepanation.
Andrew Bird - 08-19-2004 (Right there with the other show in terms of sound quality and it is Andrew being great solo)
Calexico - Fascinating sound with this group their soundboards they personally provided are studio quality sound. Fantastic.
Elliott Smith - The Black Cat - 04-17-1998 (Great soundboard quality acoustic show, just lacks Needle in the Hay). The Black Cat show in 2000 is good too but the sound quality just isn't as good. Almost forgot also the Bottom of Hill show. That is essential.
Mogwai - There is alot of good Mogwai shows, too many to list, just check the reviews.
My Morning Jacket - There is alot of great shows, the early ones at Headliners Music Hall have great energy and solid sound.
The best sounding show is obviously the latest Palace Theater show on 11-23-2005 since it is from an FM source.
The Decemberists - The 40 Watt or The High Dive soundboards they sound superb. My personal favorite period for them.
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - L'Echangeur show 01-22-2002, best sounding Godspeed show so it wins by default. Too bad no Tazer Floyd
The Dismemberment Plan - The Emos soundboard in 2002, not a great show but it sounds the best and it is The Dismemberment Plan and they were superb.
Warren Zevon - The Capitol Theater show is just completely bizarre, he's obviously drunk out of his mind and does a Werewolves of New Jersey where he changes lyrics to Jeff Bridges burying dead bodies in Tijuana. Really something. Some other soundboards are good just for his stories if not anything else.

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What year is the Warren Zevon one?

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Calexico's 4-25-03 set is IMO the best of the bunch - great playing and excellent recording.
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Originally Posted by cfloyd3
Elliott Smith - The Black Cat - 04-17-1998 (Great soundboard quality acoustic show, just lacks Needle in the Hay). The Black Cat show in 2000 is good too but the sound quality just isn't as good. Almost forgot also the Bottom of Hill show. That is essential


Are you sure he played "Needle" at that show? It's not listed in the setlist on Junk Bond Trader)An Awesome Elliott site)either.


On to the shows....

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - So many different shows over the years that vary in style. My favorite is 6/4/2004

Hank Williams III - 2/20/2005

Jack Johnson - 2/13/2002 & Bonnroo 2005

John Butler Trio - 3/12/2004

Mutual Admiration Society - 7/31/2004 & 8/17/2004 (parking lot) There are 2 shows on 8/17, the actual show and a free show in the parking lot afterward. The regular show features the same setlist as 7/31 cept for one or two songs but 7/31 has a few guest stars including Jon Brion.

Ryan Adams - 2/11/2002 NPR, 2/13/2002, 5/11/2005

Archive.org also has some other cool recordings including a Presidential Recordings featuring among other speeches, Kennedy's innaguration & the U.S. declaration of war against Japan after WWII. Great stuff for any history buff.
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Charlotte Martin - Stromata Preview Show (January 2006)

or pretty much any other Charlotte show. She's amazing- wayyyy better than the majority of [female] musician's out there.
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Originally Posted by NORML54601

Mutual Admiration Society - 7/31/2004 & 8/17/2004 (parking lot) There are 2 shows on 8/17, the actual show and a free show in the parking lot afterward. The regular show features the same setlist as 7/31 cept for one or two songs but 7/31 has a few guest stars including Jon Brion.
and Watkins Family Hour 1/13/05
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Originally Posted by NORML54601


Are you sure he played "Needle" at that show?
I think he meant "show would be completely perfect if he had played that song" as opposed to "it is missing a song that was played that night."
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I think he meant "show would be completely perfect if he had played that song" as opposed to "it is missing a song that was played that night."
I figured that out last night as I was falling asleep but didn't deem it important enouigh to get out of bed and edit my post. It was sad enough to be thinking of my posts in bed, I wasn't going to get up and fix one.


Also forgot to add a few David Gray shows: 1/31/03 @ MSG & 6/13/95 which is the only live show on the archive which DG plays "Roots of Love", a rare b-side.
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Almost forgot:

The Samples - The Vic Theater, April 24th, 1997
Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Fox Theater February, 9th, 2005
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All the Grateful Dead shows, particularly the crisp soundboards. Glad that I grabbed all that I wanted before they made them "stream only".
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I'm amazed at the amount of Grateful Dead concerts available.

I've only downloaded a few-2 of my favorites; Spearhead in Grass Valley, 2004 (Cause I was there) and Harry & the Potters at Vroman's Bookstore (Pasadena, 2005)
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In a nutshell what is archive.org?


Should I just check out the URL?
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http://www.archive.org/audio/etreeli...llection=etree
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Originally Posted by neocheddar02
I've only downloaded a few-2 of my favorites; Spearhead in Grass Valley, 2004 (Cause I was there)....
1/15/05 @ The Filmore is an awesome Spearhead show too.

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